Just thought I'd start a thread for new companies who just started this year to give a little motivation and encouragement. I'll start: Got my truck and "donated" my mower and blower to the business this year. Bought a new Shindaiwa trimmer with speed feed head (awesome BTW!) and got 500 4 X 6 postcars printed up. Passed out all 500 in about 6 hrs, with another 500 passed out the week after. Total regular customers are up to 8, with 2 weekly and the rest bi-weekly. 5 other one time jobs with hopes of landing bi-weekly on them. All this in about 2 1/2 weeks time, with more postcards going out 3-4 times a week. My overall thoughts are it's going even better than I thought, and my goal is to be upto 50 lawns by the end of May. Considering the response rate, I don't see this a problem at all. I'd love to hear from other LCO's just starting up and your approach and what you've learned. Thanks to justmowit for the great tips! Good luck to all and have a great season!